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by Dunepilot
Tue Jul 30, 2002 4:45 pm
Forum: Pilot & Odyssey
Topic: Drakart
Replies: 18
Views: 16333

Poiks, while I haven't driven a TazCar, a few friends of mine have them and like them very much. I also can say the same for the Drakart, several friends have them and love em. As for power the Drakart has more than enough to get up any hill Glamis can throw at it. I can not think of the hill name r...
by Dunepilot
Thu Jul 18, 2002 8:34 pm
Forum: Silver Lake Dunes
Topic: Home
Replies: 8
Views: 5794

While I do not know the details of the lawsuit, nor am I going to speculate on such, I can say the Rangers are there to provide assistance to the public, however it is not as broad as you appear to be implying. While I agree, it would be a wonderful public service if they could/would tow people out ...
by Dunepilot
Thu Jul 18, 2002 7:54 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Ecuador Deports Environmentalist
Replies: 6
Views: 774

quote:Amazon Watch, a California-based environmental group, quoted Hill as saying she was refused a lawyer and was not told what charges she faced. Perhaps it was because she was in ECUADOR, not the USA! Apparently she thinks her US rights apply while in another country. WAKE UP HILL!!! They're NOT....
by Dunepilot
Tue Jul 16, 2002 8:34 pm
Forum: ASA Membership / Volunteer Organization
Topic: '02 Sand Sports Super Show - Sat, Sept 21st
Replies: 79
Views: 27287

Flo, sign me up for 7:00am to 11:00am. Additionally, I'll need a name badge.

THX!

Sure could use some help setting things up...anyone???

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by Dunepilot
Mon Jul 15, 2002 8:26 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: What do ya' carry
Replies: 35
Views: 7765

Since my machines (have two, one is a backup) have CVT transmissions, I carry several extra belts, just in case. But I also carry in a pack: Water Munchies...(No granola though... ) Basic hand tools Extra spark plugs Extra fuel line (in case a transfer is needed) Mirror (for signaling) Field glasses...
by Dunepilot
Mon Jul 15, 2002 6:08 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: F350 Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

duneyfz wrote: quote:Anyway, the problem was the the glowplug wire out of the relay was corroded. I cleaned it with sand paper and it started right up. Put any dielectric grease on that? It'll provide some protection from future corrosion. If you can get some heat shrink tubing over the area, will a...
by Dunepilot
Sun Jul 14, 2002 9:21 am
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Truck Ramp For Quads
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

by Dunepilot
Sat Jul 13, 2002 1:16 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: New tow vehicle, What to get
Replies: 57
Views: 6626

IMO...you would want add enough oil to fill the system, if it's a qt, then add a qt. Do you know the cooler drains back into the pan or are you speculating? Personally, I am not aware of any oil coolers, mounted in front, behind, beside, on top or underneath a radiator, which drain back into the oil...
by Dunepilot
Sat Jul 13, 2002 11:08 am
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: New tow vehicle, What to get
Replies: 57
Views: 6626

V8RAIL: Thanks for the engine identification clairification...I thought it was a DT something... quote:Exactly what I tried to say and many 3/4 and 1 tons you see out there are overloaded... Yep...know exactly what you mean. Problem is made worse when the truck is lifted to the sky, trailer is hooke...
by Dunepilot
Fri Jul 12, 2002 5:52 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: New tow vehicle, What to get
Replies: 57
Views: 6626

V8Rail said: quote:The Chassis for the F650 and F750 are build in a joint venture with Navistar. They are the same like the International 4000 series Current and past F650s & F750s are unique chassis' and are not part of the Ford/International joint venture. The only common element (relatively speak...
by Dunepilot
Thu Jul 11, 2002 4:43 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: New tow vehicle, What to get
Replies: 57
Views: 6626

Originally posted BUT not quoted by V8Rail: quote:I believe the 2002 Ford and Chevy are each rated at 22,000 GCWR. It is actually higher than that quote. Depending on which model F-Series Super Duty is choosen, ie: F250, F350, F450 or F550, and which towing/hauling package is selected, the GCWR goes...
by Dunepilot
Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:56 am
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: New tow vehicle, What to get
Replies: 57
Views: 6626

Guy wrote: quote:Eric, it was my understanding Ford was developing a six speed, did that get shelved? Can't say... Ron wrote: quote:They are just playing catch up now that GM has been kickin their butts for the last 2 years. Depends on what you are referring to, HP or torque? HP: Yes. Torque: No. Th...
by Dunepilot
Tue Jul 09, 2002 9:07 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: New tow vehicle, What to get
Replies: 57
Views: 6626

6.0L V8, Direct Injection, 32 valve, Powerstroke Diesel. 325hp @3300rpm. 550lb/ft of torque @2000rpm. 5spd TorqShift auto trans. (15% lighter than the Allison) Variable Response Turbocharging. Automatically adjusts and optimizes airflow within the turbo for better response, hill climbing, high altit...
by Dunepilot
Tue Jul 09, 2002 5:56 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: scraping gaskets
Replies: 13
Views: 2035

Thanks Greg, was not aware...looks like that method is now in the trash can, time to find another..



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by Dunepilot
Tue Jul 09, 2002 9:32 am
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: scraping gaskets
Replies: 13
Views: 2035

I use a new razor blade to get most of the gasket material, then clean up the remaining with a 3M body scuff pad.

Kragens Auto Parts or any NAPA store ought to have 'em.



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by Dunepilot
Mon Jul 08, 2002 9:24 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Gear Ratios
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Just found some more info...but I suggest you head to a dealer and pick up some brochures, as I'm referencing 2002 models. Depending on cab configuration, ie...reg, super, crew or chassis, ie...no bed or driveline, ie...4x2 vs 4x4. There are 4.88s and 5.38 available. These axle options begin with th...
by Dunepilot
Mon Jul 08, 2002 10:20 am
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Gear Ratios
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Looks like there are only two choices...3.73 and a 4.10. If you plan to tow a lot, I'd get the 4.10, otherwise stick with the 3.73 as it's better on fuel economy.



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by Dunepilot
Sun Jul 07, 2002 11:41 am
Forum: Silver Lake Dunes
Topic: Home
Replies: 8
Views: 5794

Make sure you have a spark arrestor...I hear the DNR is checking with a silencer probe.

Might also want to look into the sound levels, as they are being monitored as well.

Welcome back!

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by Dunepilot
Tue Jun 25, 2002 11:27 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: CBD letter to BLM re. RAMP
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

quote:The BLM ignores its multiple use mandate by FAVORING ORV's at the dunes Hmmmm, wonder what the 32K acres of dunes, North of Hwy 78 are for? Perhaps hiking, picture taking, or maybe even for observation, just to name a few? Nope, couldn't possibly be for any of that... DunePilot(Eric) BBS Moder...
by Dunepilot
Tue Jun 25, 2002 11:16 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Dodge V10 ????
Replies: 3
Views: 854

If you can get the extra or extended cab the ride is much better and I think you will be happier with the extra space as well. DMXs' V10 is quite potent, but as you know very thirsty. Have the vehicle throughly checked out, if you do not want to do it yourself. I've heard, but have no experience wit...
by Dunepilot
Sun Jun 23, 2002 4:00 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Question about CVC and riding in trucks.
Replies: 39
Views: 3764

Blu wrote: quote:Go anywhere North of OXnard and you'll see (gasp) Oil wells, et al... Ok, coincidentally I had done just that, in fact I just happened to have been "anywhere North of Oxnard" only a few days ago; Bodega Bay, Jenner and Gualala to be specific; and guess what...no oil drilling, no oil...
by Dunepilot
Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:39 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: California Connected
Replies: 25
Views: 2061

Just saw the piece on Cal Connected. As expected, Danny was at it again, with more fabrications. In a spot, where he is speaking to the interviewer about the Piersons Milkvetch, he boldly proclaims that it only exists here in the dunes. WRONG! Care to try again???? Need to do your homework first... ...
by Dunepilot
Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:49 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Another Wilderness Bill - No. California
Replies: 6
Views: 505

quote:Why dont they just declare everything west of the Mississippi a wilderness area. Funny...(not really though) you should write that... there is an environmental group out there wanting to do something just like that. Wild America, or something.... DunePilot(Eric) BBS Moderator ASA Volunteer & S...
by Dunepilot
Thu Jun 13, 2002 5:00 pm
Forum: Little Sahara Oklahoma
Topic: Rent house in Waynoka
Replies: 11
Views: 11214

Not everything is bigger in Texas....need to come West.... Take a look around this site, read up on some info....click on the "home" button to got the ASA main page, read up on Glamis and some of the issues we are up against. I'm sure there are plenty of other Glamis related links, but don't have th...
by Dunepilot
Thu Jun 13, 2002 10:29 am
Forum: Little Sahara Oklahoma
Topic: Rent house in Waynoka
Replies: 11
Views: 11214

Yes, I agree Little Sahara in OK is a great place to ride, I especially like the trails. In the several times I've been there, I've found the business owners to be quite accomodating and understanding, thus my suggestion to discuss the issue with the managers. It is unfortunate you were not successf...
by Dunepilot
Wed Jun 12, 2002 10:57 pm
Forum: Little Sahara Oklahoma
Topic: Rent house in Waynoka
Replies: 11
Views: 11214

Why don't you discuss the situation with the motel owners?

Perhaps they are unaware of the issues you mention and maybe they can work with you to resolve it...





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by Dunepilot
Tue Jun 11, 2002 1:49 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: SANDMANIAC - Resting at Home now!
Replies: 82
Views: 7313

Thanks for the update Rick, glad to hear the news.



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by Dunepilot
Tue Jun 11, 2002 12:45 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Wash Road speed...
Replies: 30
Views: 2845

Blu wrote: quote:illegal riding areas are created by off-roaders every day of the week in every area of CA. Really, now come on, you don't actually expect anyone to believe this, do you? Every day and every area...huh? It looks to me like another exaggeration to add to the already overflowing list y...
by Dunepilot
Sun Jun 09, 2002 11:17 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Trailer tires when to replace?
Replies: 16
Views: 2925

Additionally, you be buying tires certified for trailer service. It is not a good idea to use passenger (P) or Light Truck (LT) rated tires. They were never designed for the loads and scuffing a trailer service tire encounters. I've got TowMasters on my 22' Sport Trailer. Not sure who makes 'em but ...
by Dunepilot
Sun Jun 09, 2002 6:48 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: SANDMANIAC - Resting at Home now!
Replies: 82
Views: 7313

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jose!



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by Dunepilot
Mon Jun 03, 2002 3:08 pm
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: Warning!..Updated!...Again!
Replies: 128
Views: 19088

Actually, when properly equipped, the F250 has a higher GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) than the Excursion. 20K# for the F250 vs 18K# for the Excursion. Towing capacity varies with option content, but for the F250 it can be as much as 12.5K. and the Excursion is rated as high as: 10K. But if you...
by Dunepilot
Sun Jun 02, 2002 8:43 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: All those is favor
Replies: 80
Views: 6083

BPinnell wrote: quote:Let's show him the examples! Remember, we do things based on facts, not emotion! I know, however I'm trying to be fair here, thus why I asked Blu to qualify his/her statement. Don't want to give an opportunity for it to be taken out of context as he/she usually does. Well Blu, ...
by Dunepilot
Sat Jun 01, 2002 11:26 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: All those is favor
Replies: 80
Views: 6083

Blue wrote: quote:I have never posted under someone else's name.

Blue...you really need to qualify that statement, care to try again or do you need an example or two?



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by Dunepilot
Sat Jun 01, 2002 11:15 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Frozen front suspension!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Good advice from SandManiac. I had a similar problem with the beam on my rail. Having lived in Michigan, the weather plays havoc on equipment. My front suspension wouldn't even move, turns out the torsion bars in the beam were completely rusted together. Once taken apart, btw, be prepared to replace...
by Dunepilot
Fri May 31, 2002 7:45 am
Forum: RV • Trailer • Tow Vehicle
Topic: new truck
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

quote:Yep your right, heat is a killer. So is stupidity, but they don't have a guage for that yet.

Sure they do, it's called the Darwin Award, generally presented posthumously.

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by Dunepilot
Thu May 30, 2002 8:39 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Need help with ASA RAMP comments
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Good reason for people to have their e-mail addresses up to date in the Members List.

Try this one, found on his site... Bansheebob_2000@hotmail.com

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by Dunepilot
Wed May 22, 2002 7:37 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Coolant?
Replies: 12
Views: 1574

I do not recommend Sierra coolant, while it is safe for your dog to drink, it is not good for aluminum engine components. I've seen chemical and errosion issues.



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by Dunepilot
Wed May 22, 2002 9:37 am
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: LONG BEACH INFO. MEETING - TODAY
Replies: 10
Views: 5407

UP

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by Dunepilot
Fri May 17, 2002 6:00 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Any Results from Pismo?
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Please see the following post:

http://209.164.8.75/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID= ... eano+Dunes


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by Dunepilot
Fri May 17, 2002 5:28 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Way off topic
Replies: 20
Views: 1607

Radrat wrote: quote:I must be dumb cuz I don't get the ad. What part don't you get? Looks like a neighbor had a problem with someones dog, so he places an ad to sell the dog owners car. The ad says he (the dog owner) works nights and should call between 11:00pm and 6:00am on the weekends. Guess the ...
by Dunepilot
Sat May 11, 2002 5:20 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Malibu Dans Offroad Expo
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Roger, good idea. No need for duplicates.



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by Dunepilot
Thu May 09, 2002 8:34 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: Famers in Imperial County
Replies: 10
Views: 4323

Guy, to the best of my knowledge...yes. However as markets go, customers change but those I listed are 99% positive. As far as something concrete you can reference, don't know, you could call them, maybe they could help: 661 area code. Or: http://www.bolthouse.com/ http://www.grimmway.com/ Another n...
by Dunepilot
Thu May 09, 2002 3:41 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Stacking the Deck (OHV Commission Alert)
Replies: 44
Views: 3093

Done, thanks Roger!

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by Dunepilot
Wed May 08, 2002 10:24 pm
Forum: ISDRA/Glamis RAMP Discussion
Topic: Famers in Imperial County
Replies: 10
Views: 4323

Grimmway Farms and Bolthouse Farms out of Bakersfield, both farm in Imperial County, ie...Westmoreland, Brawley, Holtville and El Centro. Vons, Safeway, Albertsons and Northwest Airlines are just some of their customers. They are the worlds largest carrot growers...if you didn't already know. DunePi...
by Dunepilot
Mon May 06, 2002 10:05 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: EPA Puts a Chill on Snowmobiles
Replies: 7
Views: 852

quote:...allowing multi-passenger "snow coaches" that resemble small buses on motorized tracks. Those vehicles would be environmentally acceptable, the agency concluded. Anyone ever see some of these "snow coaches", I have, and they are a far cry from being environmentally responsible. They are big,...
by Dunepilot
Sun May 05, 2002 9:40 am
Forum: Pismo Oceano Dunes
Topic: 5/4/02 Bakersfield Calif - Article Oceano Dunes
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

5/4/02 Bakersfield Calif - Article Oceano Dunes

http://www.bakersfield.com/opinion/story/1045954p-1152695c.html Viewpoint / Dick Taylor: Battle of the Dunes Saturday May 04, 2002, 07:30:09 PM An area that thousands of Kern County residents my family included have enjoyed for almost 100 years may soon be closed. Oceano Dunes, formerly known as Pis...
by Dunepilot
Sat May 04, 2002 9:09 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Question for BS
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Blu wrote: quote:BTW the administration of the bbs demonstrates they're not afraid of the truth, because they have the integrity to leave my posts up for all to read (and ridicule in your case jet) WRONG BLU, your rationalization is incorrect AGAIN. It is very simple; when you follow the rules, the ...
by Dunepilot
Fri May 03, 2002 7:53 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: 4.0 V6 swap.
Replies: 34
Views: 2968

Longtravel1 wrote: quote:Do you know what the 2nd o2 is for? Are you refering to the O2 (actually HO2S: Heated Oxygen Sensor) mounted downstream from the catalytic converter or the HO2S mounted in the opposite bank exhaust downpipe? If you are referring to the one downstream from the catalyst; in so...
by Dunepilot
Fri May 03, 2002 4:25 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: Lame Warrior oil drain plug
Replies: 3
Views: 681

quote: At least it was only $7! Bingo. You hit the nail on the head. Although, thinking some more about this, it is possible Yamaha recognized this problem and corrected it as a service part rather than recall the product which would have been a much more costly way to go, from a manufacturers stand...
by Dunepilot
Thu May 02, 2002 4:50 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: 1,000,000 uses for duct tape
Replies: 22
Views: 1829

Beer coozie...or however you spell it... Temporary broken whip repair. Haven't tried this, but seen it done, tape the foam vents on the goggles to help keep the sand out. Baby oil seems to work better though; in my experience. Extra spark plug holders, wrap the tape around the electrodes to keep dir...

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